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This chapter provides the reader some background to the Irish social, political and cultural context for the period in which the book is set. It also outlines the historiography of women in medicine in Ireland and gives a brief history of women’s admission to the medical profession in Britain and Ireland. Finally, the chapter outlines the content of each of the following chapters in the book.

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Irish women in medicine, c.1880s–1920s

Origins, education and careers


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